Openings available for final summer art session

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FARMINGTON – Franklin Community Health Network has openings for its final free two-week session of accelerated art instruction for teens ages 12-16. It will take place July 28 through August 8 in the new Franklin Health Medical Arts Center, next to Franklin Memorial Hospital.

This final session will focus on creating paintings using collage. The workshops will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The artwork produced will be based on Maine animals and Native American folklore. Workshop sessions and materials are all free of charge.

According to Brittany Williams, summer art intern, “The program utilizes art, music, and literature as mediums to inspire students’ imaginations. The art produced will be donated to Franklin Community Health Network for the new Center.”

Peter Shaffer (at left) leads a group of children in Tai Chi. The children are participating in Franklin Community Health Network’s summer art workshops.

In addition students will participate in Tai Chi with Peter Shaffer three days a week. “Here they learn to focus their mind and get in tune with their inner artist,” said Williams. “There will also be Native American presentations for attendees to learn more about Maine heritage.”

“The final session was originally promoted as being held in Rangeley, but has now been moved back to Farmington,” she said. “So we want to get the word out.”

Additional information and applications are available by calling Williams at 779-2750, or emailing her at

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